Kane Cornes believes Adelaide forward Eddie Betts looks a shell of his former self after the opening two rounds.
Betts, 32, had nine disposals and booted one goal in the 26-point win over Sydney last week to go with the two he scored in the Round 1 loss to Hawthorn.
The three-time All-Australian’s output has steadily declined in recent years, dropping from a 75-goal haul in 2016 to 29 majors in 2018.
Cornes questioned whether we’ve seen the best of the mercurial small forward.
“Their forward line is definitely not functioning and Eddie Betts looks a shell of the Eddie Betts that we know,” the Power great told SEN Afternoons.
“You always expect with Eddie that he’s going to turn it on at some stage. It’s been a while now for Eddie, certainly last season he was down and then into the first two games this year – he’s down on form.
“At 32, you don’t often play better at that age.”
Betts has booted 566 goals in 297 games for both the Crows and Carlton.
Adelaide are seeking back-to-back wins when they host Geelong at the Adelaide Oval tonight.
Listen to Kane Cornes' chat on SEN Afternoons with Jack Heverin in the player below